Sky - Sky 4: Forthcoming (1982) {1992, Reissue} Re-Up

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Sky - Sky 4: Forthcoming (1982) {1992, Reissue} Re-Up

Sky - Sky 4: Forthcoming (1982) {1992, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 211 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 98 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical Crossover, Progressive Rock | Music Club #MCCD 094

The fourth Sky album - Sky 4 Forthcoming - was released in March 1982. This was Sky's first album to feature no original material. It consisted predominantly of arrangements of classical compositions (with the exception of a version of Hoagy Carmichael's "Skylark" and a band-composed variation on Adam de la Halle's ballet score for "My Giselle") and was marketed under the slogan "Genius Past, Genius Forthcoming". Music on the album included Sky treatments of pieces such as Berlioz's "March To The Scaffold" and Wagner's "Ride Of The Valkyries".

Sky - Vol. 3 (1981) {1992, Reissue} Re-Up

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Sky - Vol. 3 (1981) {1992, Reissue} Re-Up

Sky - Vol. 3 (1981) {1992, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 240 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 112 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Music Club #MCCD 079

Sky 3 is the third album by English/Australian instrumental progressive rock band Sky, released in 1981. It reached number three in the British Albums chart. It was the first album recorded after Francis Monkman's departure from the group, with Steve Gray replacing him on keyboards.

Sky - Vol. 2 (1980) {1993, Remastered} Re-Up

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Sky - Vol. 2 (1980) {1993, Remastered} Re-Up

Sky - Vol. 2 (1980) {1993, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 411 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 170 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Success #16031CD

Sky 2 is the second album by English/Australian instrumental progressive rock band Sky, released in 1980. Despite being a double album it reached number one in the British Album charts, and at the time was the fastest double album to receive platinum status in the UK, while the instrumental single "Toccata" peaked at 5 in the British Singles Chart. Francis Monkman played guitar on the 20-minute rock suite "FIFO" because, in his words, "I felt it necessary to inject a grunge element". "FIFO" stands for "First In, First Out", and is a song about computer processing. The track "Vivaldi", is Sky's own version of an earlier track by fellow progressive rock band Curved Air, of which Monkman was formerly a member. It originally appeared on their 1970 album "Air Conditioning".

Sky - Vol. 1 (1979) {1993, Reissue} Re-Up

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Sky - Vol. 1 (1979) {1993, Reissue} Re-Up

Sky - Vol. 1 (1979) {1993, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 206 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 90 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Classical Crossover | Success #16030CD

Sky is the debut album by the supergroup Sky, released in 1979. Formed in 1979 as a direct result of classical guitarist John Williams' 1971 Changes album in which he ventured into soft rock for the first time, Sky was an attempt to meld the worlds of classical music and rock instrumentals, with results that echoed the U.S.-based work of composer Chip Davis with his Fresh Aire projects. In 1971, Williams recorded Changes with the intent of displaying his classical guitar prowess in the context of soft rock arrangements. Amongst the session players on the album were bassist Herbie Flowers (then with Blue Mink), keyboardist Francis Monkman (then working with Curved Air), and drummer Tristan Fry, who was doing session work in addition to working as a percussionist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the Fields.

Thin Lizzy - Live And Dangerous (1978) {1990, Japanese Reissue} Re-Up / New Rip

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Thin Lizzy - Live And Dangerous (1978) {1990, Japanese Reissue} Re-Up / New Rip

Thin Lizzy - Live And Dangerous (1978) {1990, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 529 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 215 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock / Blues Rock / Classic Rock
Vertigo / Nippon Phonogram Co. #PHCR-2032

Released in 1978, just as the hot streak starting with 1975's Fighting and running through 1977's Bad Reputation came to an end, Live and Dangerous was a glorious way to celebrate Thin Lizzy's glory days and one of the best double live LPs of the 70s. Of course, this, like a lot of double-lives of that decade – Kiss' Alive! immediately springs to mind – isn't strictly live; it was overdubbed and colored in the studio (the very presence of studio whiz Tony Visconti as producer should have been an indication that some corrective steering may have been afoot). But even if there was some tweaking in the studio, Live and Dangerous feels live, containing more energy and power than the original LPs, which were already dynamic in their own right. It's this energy, combined with the expert song selection, that makes Live and Dangerous a true live classic.

Joe Cocker - The Ultimate Collection 1968-2003 (2003)

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Joe Cocker - The Ultimate Collection 1968-2003 (2003)

Joe Cocker - The Ultimate Collection 1968-2003 (2003)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 935 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 335 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Soft Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul | Parlophone #7243 5 96775 2 1

Calling something "The Ultimate Collection" is fraught with problems – usually of omission. Certainly over these two discs – containing a total of 30 tracks – there are plenty of fine moments from some of Joe Cocker's earliest material, such as "The Letter," "With a Little Help From My Friends," "Delta Lady," "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window," etc. Also present are virtually all of his later hits and some that should have been: "Up Where We Belong," "You Are So Beautiful," "Many Rivers to Cross," "Leave Your Hat On," etc.

Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely (1987)

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Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely (1987)

Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 228 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 89 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly | Virgin Records #290 953-200

Although he shared the same rockabilly roots as Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison went on to pioneer an entirely different brand of country/pop-based rock & roll in the early '60s. What he lacked in charisma and photogenic looks, Orbison made up for in spades with his quavering operatic voice and melodramatic narratives of unrequited love and yearning. In the process, he established rock & roll archetypes of the underdog and the hopelessly romantic loser. These were not only amplified by peers such as Del Shannon and Gene Pitney, but also influenced future generations of roots rockers such as Bruce Springsteen and Chris Isaak, as well as modern country stars the Mavericks.

The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1991) {Japanese Edition}

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The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1991) {Japanese Edition}

The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1991) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 248 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 98 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Pop, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock | FIC Inc. #EX-3018

Mr. Tambourine Man is the greatest hits album by the American rock band The Byrds, originally released as The Byrds' Greatest Hits. It is the first greatest hits album by the Byrds and was released in August 1967 on Columbia Records. It is the top-selling album in the Byrds' catalogue and reached number 6 on the Billboard Top LPs chart, but failed to chart in the UK. The album provides a summary of the Byrds' history during Gene Clark and David Crosby's tenure with the band and also functions as a survey of the group's hit singles from 1965 to 1967, a period when the band had its greatest amount of success on the singles chart.

Bee Gees - E.S.P (1987)

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Bee Gees - E.S.P (1987)

Bee Gees - E.S.P (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 335 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 137 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Synth-Pop | Warner Bros. Records / Никитин #4670001543316

E.S.P. is the seventeenth studio album (fifteenth worldwide) by British group Bee Gees. Released in 1987, it was the band's first studio album in six years, and their first release under their new contract with Warner Bros. It marked the first time in twelve years the band had worked with producer Arif Mardin, and was their first album to be recorded digitally. The album sold well in Europe, reaching No. 5 in the UK, No. 2 in Norway and Austria, and No. 1 in Germany and Switzerland, though it barely made the top 100 in the US. The album's first single, "You Win Again", reached No. 1 in the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Norway.

VA - The Many Faces Of The Police: A Journey Through The Inner World Of The Police (2017) {3CD Box Set}

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VA - The Many Faces Of The Police: A Journey Through The Inner World Of The Police (2017) {3CD Box Set}

VA - The Many Faces Of The Police: A Journey Through The Inner World Of The Police (2017) {3CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,04 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 369 Mb
Full Scans ~ 136 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Reggae, Reggae-Pop, Ska, Punk, New Wave | Music Brokers #MBB7244

Originated from the new-wave scene that followed the punk explosion of the late 70's, The Police stood out of the pack mostly due to the fusion of reggae and punk that permeated their music. When you top that with an exquisite songwriting talent and a level of execution that was way above the band with which they shared the scene, you have a band for the ages. In The Many Faces Of The Police we will explore the band’s different paths, their lesser known projects, we will honor their songs and finally we will examine the scene that gave birth to their career. The Many Faces Of The Police is an essential album for every rock music fan, a fantastic journey through their music, presented with extended liner notes, a luxurious cover art and remastered sound.

The 427's - Stay Gold (2018)

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The 427's - Stay Gold (2018)

The 427's - Stay Gold (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 296 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 116 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Surf Rock | Stingray Sounds

The 427’s create instrumental surf rock influenced by '60s surf music, spaghetti westerns, and film noir. Nominated for “Instrumental Recording of the Year” at the Western Canadian Music Awards for their debut EP, their full-length spent seven weeks in the !earshot National Top 50 charts. "Stay Gold", their follow-up, delves deeper into film noir themes while retaining their surf guitar roots.

Queen - Queen II (1974) {2018, MQA-CD UHQCD, Remastered, Japan}

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Queen - Queen II (1974) {2018, MQA-CD UHQCD, Remastered, Japan}

Queen - Queen II (1974) {2018, MQA-CD UHQCD, Remastered, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 268 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 98 Mb
Full Scans ~ 43 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Glam Rock, Art Rock, Hard Rock | Island Records / Universal Music #UICY-40252

In one regard, Queen II does indeed provide more of the same thing as on the band's debut. Certainly, of all the other albums in Queen's catalog it bears the closest resemblance to its immediate predecessor, particularly in its lean, hard attack and in how it has only one song that is well-known to listeners outside of their hardcore cult: in this case, it's "Seven Seas of Rhye," which is itself more elliptical than "Keep Yourself Alive," the big song from the debut. But these similarities are superficial and Queen II is a very different beast than its predecessor, an album that is richer, darker, and weirder, an album that finds Queen growing as a band by leaps and bounds.

Poco - Pickin' Up The Pieces / Poco (2004) {Remastered}

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Poco - Pickin' Up The Pieces / Poco (2004) {Remastered}

Poco - Pickin' Up The Pieces / Poco (2004) {Remastered}
2CD |EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 552 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 195 Mb
Full Scans ~ 87 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Country Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock | BGO Records #BGOCD612

Of all the pioneering country-rock bands of the late '60s, Poco may well have been the one that got the hybrid the most right, at least initially. The group's high-energy, joyous, and infectious songs had none of the artfulness of the Byrds' attempt at fusing rock and country, and none of the cache of hipness that weighed down both the Eagles and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Poco just played and had fun in an unassuming way, at least at the outset, because latter-era Poco is every bit as laden with California cool as the above named bands. This release from England's Beat Goes On Records combines Poco's first two albums in a two-disc set, and it is an inspired (and obvious) pairing, catching the band at its freshest peak in the studio.

Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is: The Ballads (2014)

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Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is: The Ballads (2014)

Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is: The Ballads (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 433 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 155 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Classic Rock | Ear Music #0209330ERE

14 tracks previously never released on one album of FOREIGNER's best and most timeless ballads. Embracing over thirty years of award winning creativity, "I Want To Know What Love Is – The Ballads" is available in two different editions: as Standard Edition and 2CD Special Edition. Foreigner is an English-American rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician and ex–Spooky Tooth member Mick Jones, and fellow Briton and ex–King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm. Jones came up with the band's name as he, McDonald and Dennis Elliott were British, while Gramm, Al Greenwood and Ed Gagliardi were American. Their biggest hit single, "I Want to Know What Love Is", topped the United Kingdom and United States charts among others.

The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down: Radio Broadcast 1970 (1981)

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The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down: Radio Broadcast 1970 (1981)

The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down: Radio Broadcast 1970 (1981)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 243 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 96 Mb
Full Scans ~ 53 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Roots Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock, Americana | Laser Media #LM 647

This performance was broadcast live on local radio station, allowing everyone in the vicinity to hear this dynamic gig. It may have been one of The Band's last live performances, but the passion in their music showed no sign of wavering. Line-Up: Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson, Allen Toussaint, Howard Johnson, Snooky Young, Joe Farrell.